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BTA will encourage Bulgarian coys to participate in Lagos Int’l Trade Fair – DG

Headquarters of the Bulgarian News Agency in Sofia.

Headquarters of the Bulgarian News Agency in Sofia.

By Maureen Okon

News exchange between the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) and the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) will provide entrepreneurs in both countries with relevant information about trade fairs and other business opportunities, according to an official.

The Director-General of BTA, Mr Kiril Valchev said this during an interview with NAN in Abuja.

He said this after BTA signed a news exchange agreement with NAN, a development that will also see the Bulgarian news agency training reporters of NAN.

Valchev signed the agreement on behalf of BTA while the Managing Director of NAN, Mr Buki Ponle, signed for the Nigerian agency.

The director-general explained that based on news reports about happenings in Nigeria, Bulgarian companies would be able to participate in the 36th Lagos State Trade Fair scheduled to hold from Nov. 4 to Nov. 13 at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

The trade fair, according to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is aimed at promoting economic integration as well as boosting intra-African trade and Nigeria’s Foreign Direct Investment.

Valchev, who described the trade fair in Lagos as the biggest fair in Africa, said that the commercial exhibition would have Bulgarian companies in massive attendance and that BTA would accord the event good press.

“This will create a way to invite Bulgarian companies to come and participate in the fair.

Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos, venue of the 36th Lagos International Trade Fair in November
Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos, venue of the 36th Lagos International Trade Fair in November

“We also have a great trade fair in Bulgaria and it will be interesting for Nigerian companies to come and participate in our fair, but the key point is to know that we have this kind of fair.

“That’s why we will start not only to exchange news, we will also exchange journalists, and reporters to cover these fairs,’’ he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Emmanuel Yashim